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  1. Questions to ask after diagnosis

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for alternatives. For example, in breast cancer surgery is there an alternative to removing the whole breast? Dr Kevin Loh suggests: What's the diagnosis- what cancer, what stage, if it is confirmed? ... Tsang Shuk-wa Dr Victor Hsue suggests: What cancer? What stage? Has it spread? Can it be cured? What are the treatment options? Which solution is most suitable? What's the treatment ...

  2. Health bites

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in humans too, says Cortes-Rojo. Cadmium linked to breast cancer Prolonged exposure to a heavy metal commonly found in cosmetics, food, water and air particles has been shown to cause breast cancer ... radicals tied to ageing and diseases such as cancer, hypertension and diabetes. The team from Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo found avocado oil allowed yeast cells to survive ...

  3. Health Bites

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Curbing carbs lowers breast cancer risk Carbohydrates provide essential nutrients and energy, but eat them wisely. Eating more carb-rich foods, especially starchier ones such as white bread and pasta, may boost the risk of breast cancer recurrence, according to research from the University of California, San Diego. About 2,650 women reported ...

  4. Batsman smashes India's cancer of silence

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... She also runs a free home-care programme that treats patients with dignity. 'Singh has done in India what Betty Ford did with breast cancer in the US,' she says. 'He has broken ... to the US last year for cancer treatment. She, her family and her ruling Congress Party are silent on the subject. This used to be the typical pattern in India among the rich and famous: after being ...

  5. Help inspires hope

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to cancer and became so depressed he killed himself. Not long after that, Ng herself was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a lot to deal with all at once. There was shock and grief at her ... a service developed by the Hong Kong Cancer Fund (HKCF) to help the children of cancer sufferers. HKCF founder and chief executive Sally Lo describes the service as filling a gap in its range ...

  6. Chinese genome the focus as gene bank builds up

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... research on several- like intestinal cancer, breast cancer, heart disease and periodic paralysis- that were common to Chinese patients, Professor Qi told China News Service. He said that while the illnesses were not unique to Chinese, the triggers for and frequency of the disorders varied between racial groups. Rates of liver cancer, for example, were exceptionally high among Chinese. ...

  7. Putting cancer in its place

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan When Aaron Ching Long was seven, a daunting battle with cancer changed the fit, jolly youngster into a miserable, skeletal boy. Aaron, now 20, contracted a type of blood cancer ... to the fullest. Now young men, he and fellow childhood cancer survivor Sam Ho King-sum recently took part in a sports camp that is intensive and challenging enough to put off the healthiest participants. ...

  8. Health bites

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cancer drug on trial A Hong Kong biotechnology company has achieved a breakthrough with a drug it has been developing since 2001 for the treatment of liver cancer. The drug, BCT-100, has obtained ... in California at year's end to evaluate its efficacy against a variety of cancer types. Painless pins Tired legs? You could get a massage, but for a portable solution, Algotherm's Tonic Spray ...

  9. How to face down a killer

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Ben Cho was 30 years old when he was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, or cancer of the nose. Although rare in other parts of the world, where it tends to affect fewer than 10 out of a million people, the cancer has a much higher incidence among males in Hong Kong- 200 to 300 out of a million. According to 2009 statistics from ...

  10. Viper venom may help fight cancer: study

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Venom from a Chinese viper may help produce a drug that can dramatically shrink tumours in a range of cancers, researchers say. In a study, Baptist University researchers found ... it effective against cancerous tumours. ...




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